13 February 1853
by layman k
Feb.13. In the midst of the snow-storm on Sunday (to-day), I was called to window to see a dense flock of snowbirds on and under the pigweed in the garden. It was so in the other storm. It is to be remarked that I have not observed them in the garden at any other time this winter. They come with the storm, the falling and driving snow. I suspect they were my chestnut fronted ones.
from the journals of Henry David Thoreau